Anthropocene Conjunctures

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Krieg , C P & Minoia , P 2021 , Anthropocene Conjunctures . in R Toivanen & C P Krieg (eds) , Situating Sustainability : A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts . Helsinki University Press , Helsinki , pp. 39-50 .

Title: Anthropocene Conjunctures
Author: Krieg, C. Parker; Minoia, Paola
Other contributor: Toivanen, Reetta
Krieg, C. Parker
Contributor organization: Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Global Development Studies
Doctoral Programme in Political, Soci­etal and Regional Change
Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences
The Global Extractivisms and Alternatives Initiative
Publisher: Helsinki University Press
Date: 2021-11
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Situating Sustainability
ISBN: 978-952-369-050-9
Abstract: The Anthropocene is the proposed name for a new geologic era in which humans are held to be a defining agent of planetary history. Largely the effect of fossil fuel use in industrial societies, this periodization has itself generated a minor academic industry of publications and theoretical formulations that have alternately challenged and reinforced disciplinary perspectives. In light of this, this chapter argues for a conjunctural approach to the Anthropocene concept, one that focuses on understanding its ‘meaning’ in relation to the political, geographical, ecological, economic, and institutional contexts where it is deployed. It draws on two examples, one from an ‘ecomodernist’ institute located in California, another from the indigenous Kichwa people of Ecuador.
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc
Usage restriction: openAccess
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